Exhibited at the “ExtraOrdinary Exhibition” organised by the Karen Leung Foundation at Soho House Hong Kong in Oct 2021.
This piece is the first Xenon Neon art in Hong Kong (It is also the gas that creates the unique wiggly effect!)
As the only female neon practitioner in the male-dominant and dangerous neon industry in Hong Kong, I hope to empower and enhance female capability through my work.
With a collective of international women’s bodies images collected amongst my friends, I wish to feature their bodyscapes and express the idea of “Every body is a beach body” through an organic heart shape achieved from glass blowing and neon bending.
The work celebrates all kinds of female bodies despite their shape and skin colour. The heart shape also illustrates self-love and the courage from those women who submitted their images on a different level of self-confidence in their bodies.
A big shout out to all the girls who shared their images with me. Without their courage and self-confidence, this work won’t be able to realise: Amber, Celina, Christine, Christy, Clarissa, Feli, Hailey, Jaime, Jess, Lezlie, Lillian, Lulu, Maggie, Nog, Stefanie, Vanessa, Yagmur